Concussion Management for Parents & Students
The Board recognizes that concussions and head injuries are the most commonly reported injuries in children and adolescents who participate in sports and recreation activities. A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI). A concussion occurs when normal brain functioning is disrupted by a blow or jolt to the head or body that causes the head and brain to move rapidly back and forth. Recovery from concussions and its symptoms will vary. Avoiding re-injury and over-exertion until fully recovered are the cornerstones of proper concussion management.
Below are fact sheets and web sites with information and education materials for parent and students regarding concussion management. Please contact your school nurse should you have any further question.CDC-Injury Prevention & Control: Traumatic Brain InjuryCDC-Concussion in Youth Sports Info pageCDC_ Concussion in High School Sports Info page for Parents and AthletesNYSPHSAA Student-Parent Concussion InformationCDC-Online training courses